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What dosage of Pepto Bismal caplets/weight of dog is appropriate

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What dosage of Pepto Bismal caplets/weight of dog is appropriate for dogs?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 years ago.

HiCustomer

 

Pepto-Bismol regular strength liquid: 1 teaspoon per 5 pounds of body weight. So if your dog weighs 30 pounds, you'd give 6 teaspoons (or 2 tablespoons).

 

Regular strength tablets (often the form preferred by dogs): 1/4 tablet/20 pounds every 6-8 hours by mouth. (so if your dog weighs 40 pounds, they can have 1/2 a tablet)

 

Treatment should only be needed for 1-2 days. If diarrhea persists or worsens, contact your veterinarian.

 

I hope this helps!!

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have the caplets form of Pepto Bismal and I am old and cannot read the writing on the bottle and don't know how strong they are. Please tell me how many capsules to give my dog per her body weight and also how frequently to give the dosage. Thanks tons!
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 years ago.

I would give her 1 capsule every 12 hours until her stools get more solid.

 

You can also try feeding her a mixture of boiled white rice and hamburger (3 parts rice to 1 part burger) which is a great diet for helping with gastrointestinal upset.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX that "caplets" and "tablets" are the same amount of Pepto Bismal, that's all.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Please let me know if tablets and Caplets are the same dosage, I can not read th efine print on the bottle. Thanks!
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 years ago.
Both caplets and tablets contain 25mg of Pepto...so the caplet is just fine for your dog.

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